Anyone who relies on television news AT ALL is bound to be ignorant and brainwashed. Fox News is just the extreme version, a type of parody of itself and its medium. TV news is essentially entertainment and distraction, nothing more.
There's a good Mark Twain quote (back before TV news): "If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you're misinformed."
That remains true today. Every paper has its bias, its corporate owners, billionaire investors and plutocratic interests. The New York Times and the Financial Times are two good examples. However, these are important papers to read nonetheless. After all, the 'elite' (or rather, ruling class) of society have to communicate with each other and with the educated sectors (the technocrats, academics, professionals, etc.) through the media. The NYT articulates the 'elite consensus' in the United States. It supports whatever president is in power, promotes whatever war is being sold, and provides the pseudo-intellectual discourse for general support to institutions and power structures as a whole... allowing - at the very limits - mild criticisms of policies, individuals and specifics. But because it is "the paper of record", it happens to have more reported directly within it.
The key to reading the New York Times, like all news media, is to extract the facts, and ignore the interpretation, which is generally void of any historical context or understanding (amnesic, if you will), and worshipping of power.
The Financial Times is even more important, because it is the paper written for those who run nations, banks, corporations, international organizations, etc. That is their general constituency, and they have writers (such as Martin Wolf) who are considered to be the "most influential" economic and financial commentators in the world. It's probably the paper I read the most, not because I agree with their interpretation or view of the world (it's generally the exact opposite, actually), but because they tend to be more blunt and accurate in their actual reporting, because they are communicating with an audience that is 'supposed' to be more informed (though still indoctrinated).
When it comes to network "news", on the other hand, it's meaningless, pointless, mindless entertainment and numbing distractions. It is designed to simply provide the illusion of information, while being almost entirely void of any substance whatsoever. Fox News, Sky, BBC, CBC, CTV, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, etc.... it doesn't matter what acronym is used, it's not worth the time. If you want actual news, you have to read. If you want entertainment and distraction, there are far better television programs than the nightly news.
I leave you now with a scene from the 1976 film 'Network', written by Paddy Chayefsky (in what I consider to be the best script ever written), which was a satirical and brilliant take on the transformation and corporatization of network news and dehumanization of society as a whole:
A little background on Chayefsky and the writing of 'Network':http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/02/16/paddy-chayefsky-the-dark-prophet-of-network-news.html